The Rappahannock Canal Walk follows the old towpath along the disused canal just northwest of downtown Fredericksburg. The path follows a winding course past old suburban back yards and through a wooded corridor with a rural feel.
At the east end of the trail is the town's main street (US 1/17/Princess Anne Street), which takes you into the historical downtown. The western end of the trail passes by the hospital, where you can link to the Mary Washington Hospital Trail. The trail also connects to the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail at both ends, forming a trail loop of just over three miles.
Park in the lot on Fall Hill Avenue just west of Normandy Avenue.